SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University Associate Athletic Director and Head Softball Coach Christi Wade has been named to the NCAA Division II Softball Committee.  Her appointment as one of the eight national committee members began September 1st and has a term of four years.

Wade’s duties, in addition to those as associate AD, senior woman administrator and softball coach, are plentiful.  She will serve as the chairperson for the South Region in all meetings and weekly phone calls, serve on the national committee where her most important responsibility will be to help select the 64 teams that will be invited to the NCAA Championships and she will represent the NCAA in the South Region and National Tournaments.

There are numerous additional responsibilities that a committee member must oversee during the course of the entire year, duties which Coach Wade will have to add to her daily tasks of running a prominent softball program and as well as helping run an athletic department.

“I am extremely excited to be appointed to the committee,” Coach Wade said.  “I have served on the South Region Advisory Committee for the past three years and will look to use that experience as we move forward. 

The South Region has proven, over the years, to be a very difficult region to only select eight teams for postseason and I do not see that changing as each of the 39 teams have improved every year.  I am looking forward to being the voice and supporting the South Region on the national stage.”

Entering her 14th season as leader of the softball program at Saint Leo, Wade is the winningest coach in the school’s history.  She has posted 10 winning seasons and has taken the Lions to five NCAA regional tournaments.  Earning over 400 wins during her career, Wade continues to further the reputation of Saint Leo Softball, both within the Sunshine State Conference and on the national scale.